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The death of more than a dozen diving petrels discovered at Leisure Island is prompting a plea for cat owners to try keeping their felines inside after dark. Members of the Mount Penguin Monitoring group have found 13 dead birds on Moturiki in the last...

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UPDATED: The Port of Tauranga schedule now states the containership Vega Auriga is due to dock at 7.30am tomorrow and will depart the same day at 1pm. Tauranga independent MP Brendan Horan wants Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee to take action on the...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working to remove the wrecked pilothouse cutter Checkmate from Motuhoura, or Whale Island, where it grounded on Friday. The Regional Council moved to declare the boat a wreck earlier this week, and salvage of the 47 foot...

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Bay of Plenty residents are encouraged to make the most of the dry weather during the next few days as a high pushes across the country, with rain or drizzle expected to appear on Friday. The region has been enjoying fine skies since last Thursday thanks...

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More than 450 litres of diesel has been safely removed from the stricken pilothouse cutter that grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane yesterday. Diesel was removed from the stricken pilothouse cutter, Checkmate, that grounded on Whale Island....

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People keen on keeping the harbour clear of rubbish are suiting up at Pilot Bay this morning to clear rubbish from Tauranga Harbour. Dive Zone Tauranga student Chloe Erlston says they are pretty much going to get out of the water what shouldn't...

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Sun will most likely shine over Tauranga for the next seven days in what is expected to be the Bay of Plenty's first extended set of fine weather since June. The low pressure system that brought rain to the region this week is moving away, leaving...

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Dog owners are being given a stern warning to keep dogs on a leash around marine life after a seal was attacked and killed on Pukehina Beach. Two unidentified dogs were seen attacking and killing what is believed to be a fur seal at the water's...

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Plans for November's New Zealand Garden and Art Festival are in full bloom as developments begin on the event's first-ever expo hub at The Lakes. Festival director John Beech and trustees met at the Lakes Boulevard site today to discuss construction...

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A chance of thunderstorms is being predicting for the Bay of Plenty today as temperatures cool leading to increasing instability. The Metservice reports daytime heating is becoming strong enough to trigger afternoon convection along lines of wind convergence. Lightning...

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